This R21;right bank” Bordeaux-style blend was crafted using carefully selected lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot from select Washington vineyards. Each of these grape varietals possesses a unique character; yet, when blended in the right proportions, they harmonize into one essential composition as each makes its distinctive contribution to the whole.
This wine embodies the strength, power and grace of Le Coursier, (French for ’the steed’). Richly dark in color the aroma brings forth blackberry, chocolate, cassis cedar and spice. Mouth-filling flavors show well integrated tannins and a long finish. Serve with a select piece of medium rare (my preference) red meat.
Brian Carter, renowned veteran winemaker, is proud to present his unique collection of premium releases under the Brian Carter Cellars label. Brian Carter Cellars is the first winery in Washington State to focus exclusively on an array of hand-crafted European-style blended wines, showcasing Brian’s personal passion for blending wines from Washington State’s unique terroir.
Brian Carter has been twice awarded ”Winemaker of the Year” by Washington Magazine. Brian was extremely honored to be selected Vintner of the Year by his peers.